Odisha IAS gets additional charge of Union RD department

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 5:

Senior IAS officer of Odisha cadre, Vandana Kumari Jena, was today given additional charge of Union Rural Development Secretary after LC Goyal was appointed as new Home secretary.

Vandana Kumari Jena
Vandana Kumari Jena

A 1979 batch IAS officer, Jena, who is presently posted as secretary, Union Land Resources, will hold the charge for three months, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

Earlier, she was the principal adviser to the Planning Commission, New Delhi.

Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, was last night appointed as new Home Secretary. He succeeded Anil Goswami who was sacked by the government for his alleged attempt to stall the arrest of former Union minister Matang Sinh, an accused in multi-crore Saradha scam, by the CBI.

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